Increase the Value of Your Home with These Projects
When it comes to being a homeowner, the work never really ends. It doesn’t matter if you bought a fixer-upper, older home or a new build–there is always something to do!
If you’re looking to put your home on the market soon or looking to sell further down the road, make sure you do these home improvement projects to increase the value of your home.
Deep Clean and Declutter
First impressions are incredibly important. To make a home attractive to a potential buyer, you should try to maintain your home.
For example, keeping your home clean and keeping up with minor repairs prevents having to deal with bigger problems down the road.
Make sure to wipe down counters, dust off baseboards and deep clean all areas inside and outside of the house. Don’t forget the windows, that is where you will often find a lot of dirt or mold.
Paint Your Home in Neutral Colours
If you’re going to be in your home for a long time, by all means, use bright colours or ones that you love.
When it comes time to sell, it’s a safe bet to give your walls a fresh coat of paint in neutral colours.
The goal is to help potential buyers picture themselves in the home. You can use whites, off-whites, greys, mauves, beiges, stones, browns and taupes.
Add a Double-Storey Extension
Whenever you add on to your home, your home’s value will increase. If you have a single storey home, you can add double the living space. This can increase the value and the amount that you can list for.
The cost of a two-storey extension can vary but, you’ll find that it is worth the investment.
You can add more bedrooms, bathrooms, and even office and studio space. All of which will make your home more desirable.
Add Some Curb Appeal
Adding curb appeal isn’t always for others but, a lot for homeowners too. Having a place to relax and retreat to within nature can do wonders for you.
You can plant a vegetable garden or get rid of old, dead plants with new plants. Choose perennials that will come back every year.
Choose low-maintenance landscaping, like beds of mulch or drought-tolerant plants.
Update your Kitchen
They say that bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. If it’s in the budget, update your kitchen appliances.
For example, the fridge, stove, microwave, and dishwasher.
While stainless steel is a safe bet, you can also opt for titanium or black. Though stainless remains a popular choice.
If you can completely redesign your kitchen, hire a pro. If it isn’t in the budget, you can always refinish the existing cabinets and breathe new life into the heart of the home.
Revamp Your Bathroom
A really simple way to give your bathroom a new life is by updating your fixtures. You can change the knobs and door handles.
Replace outdated sinks. This can make a huge difference and they’re generally very affordable.
You can choose fixtures to suit the style of the rest of your home to have a more cohesive home design.
Lighting can do absolute wonders in any home. The more light there is, the cozier a home feels.
Updating outdated light fixtures is simple and inexpensive to transform spaces.
It also helps to nail down a cohesive design.
A house is not a home until you make it that way. Hopefully, refreshing and updating your home will not only increase the value but, lift your spirits too.
Now you are armed with a few projects that will help you to increase the value of your home. I hope it helps!
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Even if it’s just to enjoy your home for years to come or to sell it to a potential new owner, it’s worth to get these projects done.
Do you have any additional tips on how to improve the value of your home?
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.